California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
Message from the ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ State of California
Dear Parent/Guardian of California Students,
The 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) included new tests for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. These new, online assessments have replaced former tests in these subject areas to provide better information and help students learn. New assessments are part of California’s comprehensive plan for supporting high-quality teaching and learning. That plan includes more challenging academic standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics designed to foster college and career readiness.
The report shows achievement on these new tests. The scores should not be compared to results from the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program tests in these subject areas. Because this is the first year that all California students in grades 3–8 and 11 are taking these new tests, your student's overall scores may be viewed as a basis from which to compare the performance in future years.
Additionally, children in grades 5, 8, or 10 took a science test. The results of the California science assessment can be found on the back of the report. For a complete picture of your child’s progress, I encourage you to discuss these results with your student's teacher(s).
State Superintendent of Public Instruction